This is a sponsored post in partnership with I Love to Create and Blueprint Social. All opinions are my own.
Every year we attend a Christmas party where guests are encouraged to wear their ugliest Christmas sweater. The ugliest sweater receives a major prize in addition to bragging rights all year long. The Griffiths have yet to win such a prize – but this year we are bringing our A-Game with a DIY version of an ugly sweater – for our brand new baby Shepherd. Babies + Ugly Christmas sweaters = We have this competition in the bag. Getcha some holiday inspiration with a fun and easy way to create your own ugly sweater this year!
I started searching for a sweater to uglify and after 3 trips to 3 different stores I realized most places don’t carry infant sweaters and sweatshirts. What’s up with that? Babies need to stay warm too! I then stumbled on this elf on the shelf inspired onesie at a Thrift Store and grabbed it for .99. Yeah baby! (I spotted some similar onesies at Target if you are in the market for one.) The design provided me an instant template to get my ugly on.
Supplies needed for this project:
Using tracing paper I made my template for the Iron-On transfer.
I then traced my shapes onto the glitter Iron-On transfer sheets and cut them out.
I placed the Iron-On Transfer pieces on the onesie.
And then adhered them using a dry iron and a thin piece of fabric as a protective layer.
I embellished the design with Tulip Glitter Dimensional Fabric Paint and adhered the rhinestones with the Fashion Glitter Bond. I desperately wanted to add bells or pom-poms but I opted to keep it simple for fear of my little one sticking these in his mouth. If he was older I definitely would have went to town on the sleeves as well.
After my shirt had dried I immediately put it on Shep for an impromptu ugly onesie fashion show. Seriously. Look at that face. How can he NOT win this year’s grand prize?